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South Korea, located on the southern tip of the Korean peninsula, has one of the highest population densities and is one of the most ethnically homogenous populations in the world. Based on traditional foods and preparation techniques, the typical South Korean meal includes steamed rice, soup, and three to four side dishes. Spicy and robust flavors are characteristic of Korean cuisine, which includes red chili paste, fermented soybean paste, soy sauce, and garlic. Korean specialties include bulgogi (thinly sliced beef marinated and cooked on a grill), and bibimbap (rice topped with vegetables, beef, egg, and chili pepper paste). Kimchi, probably one of the best known Korean foods, consists of vegetables such as cabbage, radish, or cucumber fermented in a highly seasoned and often spicy brine.
 

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Home Town: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Living In: Sokcho, Kangwon-Do, South Korea
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I take my time in te kichen, and feel very bad when my cooking is not enjoyed. I am still trying to adapt my Canadian recipes to the Korean palate.

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Frothy Eggnog

Reviewed on Dec. 24, 2014 by bkowach   view full review
Yummy.

4H Banana Bread

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2014 by Happy Cook   view full review
Thanks for the great recipe! Crisp and moist. We all loved it!!

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Reviewed on Jan. 12, 2014 by Gr8RN   view full review
Great recipe! We loved it. Kids liked it too and that means a lot in my house!

 
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